The International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE) was founded in 1974. It is a worldwide consortium of organizations concerned with noise control, acoustics and vibration. The primary focus of the Institute is on unwanted sounds and on vibrations producing such sounds when transduced. I-INCE is the sponsor of the INTER-NOISE Series of International Congresses on Noise Control Engineering held annually in leading cities of the world. I-INCE also co-sponsors symposia on specialized topics within the I-INCE field of interest. The quarterly magazine Noise/News International is jointly published by I-INCE and the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE/USA). I-INCE instituted a program to undertake technical initiatives on critically-important issues of international concern within the I-INCE field of interest. This initiative has resulted in several reports and a number of active Technical Study Groups.

I-INCE actively promotes participation by young noise control professionals. I-INCE has allocated funds to support between ten and twelve Young Scientists Conference Attendance Grants (YS Grants) to assist young scientists/engineers in attending the I-INCE sponsored International Congresses on Noise Control Engineering. The notification of this prestigious YS Grant may be used to obtain additional funding from other sources. In order to meet the expanding needs of the field of noise control engineering, I-INCE has now also established a Symposium Series. Finally, I-INCE is assuming leadership role in formulating global noise policies; this includes an ongoing collaboration with CAETS (International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences).

William (Bill) W. Lang 1926 - 2016

It is with great sadness that we advise William (Bill) W. Lang passed away on 23 October 2016 at the age of 90. Bill suffered a stroke on October 13th just after attending a workshop in a series of workshops following up on the "Technology for a Quieter America". Read more here.

Leo Beranek, 1914 - 2016

Leo Beranek, a Massachusetts renaissance man; scientist, teacher, entrepreneur, television executive, philanthropist, author, died in Westwood, Massachusetts, on October 10, 2016 at age 102 after a long and extraordinarily productive life. Read more here.

Additional Information

For further information on the activities of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE), contact Secretary-General, International INCE:

  • Paul R. Donavan
  • I-INCE Secretariat
  • Illingworth & Rodkin, Inc.
  • 1 Willowbrook Court, Suite 120
  • Petaluma, California 94954, USA
  • Phone: +1 707 794 0400
  • Fax: +1 707 794 0405


Inter-noise 2017 Congress

Taming Noise and Moving Quiet
Hong Kong, China, 2017, August 27 - 30

I-INCE Young Professional Congress Attendance Grants for INTER-NOISE 2017

I-INCE has allocated funds to support 20 YP grants, each having a value of 600 EUR, to assist students and young professionals/engineers in attending the INTER-NOISE 2017 Congress in Hong Kong.

2017 I-INCE Symposium on Flow Induced Noise & Vibration (at Penn State Univ.)

The next I-INCE Symposium is on Flow Induced Noise and Vibration Issues and Aspects (FLINOIVA II) will be held on 27-28 April 2017 at the Pennsylvania State University (USA). Invited speakers will give talks on structural excitation by turbulent flows, including turbulent boundary layers, ingested turbulence, free and impinging jets, and other turbulent shear layers. Structural response, including vibration, stress, and sound re-radiation are of particular interest. This symposium has been organized by Steve Hambric and Amanda Hanford. More details are available at the symposium website.


Symposium organizers can apply for a grant from 1500 to 5000 Euros by submitting a proposal for 2018 symposium by April 30, 2017. See the Technical Activities page for details and examples of prior symposia.

Inter-noise 2016 Congress

Inter-noise 2016 congress
Hamburg, Germany. 2016, August 21 - 24

Inter-noise 2015 Congress

Implementing Noise Control Technology
San Francisco, California, USA. 2015, August 9 - 12.